Whether high peaks or wide beaches, fabulous gardens or fantastic castles; things to do in Ireland bring the opportunity to explore the scenic beauty of this mother earth. Ireland is rich in agriculture as well as in culture. There are countryside routes for biking and islands for the watersports lovers. Irish food is unique and mouth watering that includes Gubbeen cheese, salted butter and black pudding, which are the well known members of the exotic Irish cuisine.
Cliffs of Moher
Along the Atlantic coast, Cliffs of Moher spread at an area of 8 km (5 miles). These mountains are 214m (702 feet) high above the sea level from where one can observe the peaks of Maum Turk, Aran Islands, Galway Bay and Twelve Pins.
This 18th century prison has now become a museum. Many leaders were imprisoned here and public hangings took place in front of it. In short, the museum indulges you in the Irish history.
Blarney Castle, Blarney
Climb the steps, kiss the famous Blarney Stone and get the eloquence. In 1446, the castle was built for the third time by Cormac McCarthy. The stone is affixed in a tower of this castle, which is surrounded by blooming gardens.
Iveagh Gardens, Dublin
Iveagh Gardens present a beautiful blend of French Formal and English Landscape styles. Designed in 1865, these gardens display Rustic Grotto and Cascade, sunken lawns with Fountain Centerpieces, Maze, American Garden, Woodlands, Rosarium and Rockeries.
Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin
Constructed in 1191, this is the largest cathedral in Ireland having a 43m (140ft) spire. Well known satirist and essayist Jonathan Swift was one of the deans of this church.
National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin
Spreading over an area of 19.5 hectares, these gardens have an extensive range of living plants and many millions of dried plants specimens. There are wrought iron glasshouses, the Palm House and the Curvilinear Range.
National Museum of Ireland
There are four branches of this museum, three in Dublin and one is in County Mayo. The museum showcases prehistoric Irish culture, natural history, art, which include gold, church treasures and objects belong to the Middle Ages and Vikings.
This is a group of three islands, which are rich in flora and fauna and the hub of various Mediterranean plants. Here you will find the typical Irish rustic life, breathtaking scenes and cool refreshing air unlike the city center.
Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny
Built in 1195 and reconstructed in Victorian era, this castle is a symbol of Norman occupation. Today, the castle is surrounded by extensive gardens and houses a Butler Art Gallery, Long Gallery, a library, drawing room, and bedrooms showcasing the stunning decoration of 1830’s.
This monastery was founded in 544 and the center for religious activities. There are ruins of temples, towers, cathedrals and old scriptures carved in stones, which attract hundreds of tourists every year.